Character Interview – Meet Ric Salzana

Have you ever met a character in a book and thought He’s coming back for a sequel –

Ric is that guy. How could you not want to get to know Ricardo Salzana Toledo? He owns his own island, for heaven’s sake!!

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Let’s meet Ric. Dark hair, brushed back from his forehead. Most of the time he can be found in a suit. Olive skin, naturally tanned — living in the Caribbean will do that for you. He sits back in the Queen Ann chair, legs crossed. He’s willing to talk, to a point, he says.

So tell me about your island.

It’s mostly my island. I own the majority of the land, although the forest and some of the beaches are considered public property. It’s one of the outer islands in the Bahamas. I guess it’s a loose affiliation with the Bahamas, although they do provide police and court services if we need them. The resort has its own security, mostly managed by my colleague Xavier. We have hills, forests, a waterfall, and the most beautiful white beaches you’ve seen.

You have a casino, right?

Sure, that’s our big draw. We’re holding a blackjack tournament this weekend. A bunch of big guns are coming in from Miami.

Where are you from originally?

Venezuela. Specifically, Santa Katerina, one of the islands north of the mainland. I spent some time in the States, went to college at Georgia Tech.

I have to ask–are you seeing anyone?

All the girls ask that eventually, don’t they?

He smiled then and his whole demeanor changed. He looked more approachable.

And no, I’m not. I have a lot going on at the resort. There are a few women at the resort who have made it clear they would like to date, but I prefer not to mix business with pleasure.

Good luck with the tournament.

Interested in learning more about Ric Salzana? He shows up as a secondary character in No Strings Attached (Book 1) and in Under His Protection (Book 2).  For the Win (Book 3) picks up with Ric and Lindsey’s story, which happens to take place at the same time as book 1. If you are reading chronologically, read Book 1, Book 3, and then Book 2.

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For the Win is Live!!!

Ever wondered what happened to Lindsey on the island in the book No Strings Attached?

Laura asked her, but she wouldn’t tell.

Lindsey TodFor the Win City Lights Book Three__200x300d has perfected a system to win at blackjack, but she doesn’t want her sister Laura to know how much she has been gambling on-line. Her sister’s boss threatens to spill her secret if she doesn’t go with him to the Bahamas and play in a blackjack tournament.

Ric Salzana owns The Castle Resort and Casino, and he knows something is up with the beautiful girl who keeps winning at blackjack. When he finds out that she and her partner have been playing with counterfeit chips, he has the man arrested, but he has something else in store for the pretty young graduate student.

Locked in his tower, at his mercy, will she admit that she was cheating? Or will she beat him at his own game?

In For the Win, you’ll find the sweet beginnings of a romance…Find out what really happened on Calliope Island. Steamy will come later.

This book takes place chronologically at the same time as No Strings Attached, Book One of City Lights.

If you’re in Kindle Unlimited or an Amazon Prime Member, you can read this one for free, or only $2.99.

Grab on Amazon at For the Win (City Lights Book 3). This one will pop over to the other retailers at the end of June.